Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

56 Patient Ratings
15 Patient Comments

Larry W. Kraiss, M.D.

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery

Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

56 Patient Ratings
15 Patient Comments

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-3495 Cache Valley Specialty Hospital
2380 North 400 East
Logan, UT 84341
(801) 581-3495 Uintah Basin Medical Center
250 West 300 North, Suite 203
Roosevelt, UT 84066
(801) 581-3495 University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Specialties

Bio

Larry W. Kraiss, M.D. is Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Utah. He is a graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California (BA: Science-Chemistry) and Baylor College of Medicine (M.D.). He took his general and vascular surgical training at the University of Washington in Seattle where he also spent three years in the vascular biology research laboratory of Dr. Alexander Clowes. He joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 1995 where he established an NIH-funded research laboratory studying translational control in endothelial cells and was named vascular surgery division chief in 2003. He was director of the vascular surgery fellowship program at the University of Utah from 2003-2012. He maintains a broad-based vascular surgery practice at the University of Utah.

Dr. Kraiss has twice received teaching awards from the University of Utah general surgery residents (2000 and 2006). He was named the 1997 Wylie Scholar in Academic Vascular Surgery by the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation and received the 1999 von Liebig Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Lifeline Foundation. He is a regular reviewer for research proposals submitted to the NIH, NASA, and the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). He serves as Chair of the SVS Research Council and Chair of the Quality Committee of the SVS Patient Safety Organization. In 2013 he became the President of Rocky Mountain Vascular Surgery Society.

Dr. Kraiss sees patients in the CardioVascular Clinic at the University of Utah Hospital. Dr. Kraiss also sees patients in two Outreach Clinics, one in Logan, Utah and the other in Vernal, Utah.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Academic Divisions Vascular Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Vascular Surg)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.6
My confidence in care provider
4.6
Time care provider spent with me
4.4
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.6
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.6
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.5
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.6
Wait time at clinic
3.8
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.6

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

November 24, 2014

Dr. Kraiss took time to explain the risks and benefits. He offered to leave the room to give me some private time to talk to my family and make a decision, then he came back when I was ready. I was so impressed by his expertise, knowledge, and the kindness and compassion he showed me. I am forever grateful.

October 16, 2014

I had numeous concerns about my condition before my visit with Dr. Kraiss. He thoroughly addressed all my concerns and I felt a sense of relief during my visit and going forward. I feel like I will be in excellent care under his supervision with my ongoing condition.

September 29, 2014

He was excellent! We really appreciated his concern and tiime he took to explain things .

September 05, 2014

excellant

July 08, 2014

I have recommended Dr Kraiss and his team to other people

April 27, 2014

all good

October 25, 2013

completely satisfied

September 05, 2013

Dr Kraiss spent a lot of time with me. He is a true professional. All of my questions were answered. His staff took care of setting any follow up appointments, and scheduling my surgery time.

May 29, 2013

Sent a follow up letter to myself and my FP within a few days detailing possible outcomes and what to do with them. Great Health Care

April 22, 2013

100% satisfaction.

April 08, 2013

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Larry Kraiss, and the clinic staff.

January 24, 2013

We felt like we could trust Dr. Kraiss completely, very impressed with his honesty and then he made a special effort to get the regular doctor's phone number so he could give his personal update. When we left we felt like he really cared about my Dad's condition. We had a follow up the next day with Dad's regular doctor and the doctor was very pleased that he had received a phone call from Dr. Kraiss about Dad's condition explaining all that we were told. We were very impressed by the way Dad was treated and he really felt like he could trust what Dr. Kraiss had told him.

October 29, 2012

great care.

March 29, 2012

FANTASTIC BED SIDE MANNER & explained his conclusions in great detail.

March 22, 2012

everything & everyone was great

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Carotid Artery Thrombosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Translation, Genetic
  • Endothelial Cell Biology
  • Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Molecular Genetic Aspects of Thrombosis
  • Translation
  • RNA Processing, Post-Transcriptional
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Graft Occlusion, Vascular
  • Endothelium, Vascular
  • Endothelial Mechanotransduction
  • Endothelial Cells
  • Mechanotransduction, Cellular
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Hypertension, Renovascular
  • Gene Expression
  • Regulation of protein translation in endothelial cells

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Academic Divisions Vascular Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Vascular Surg)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-3495 CardioVascular Clinic
Vascular Surgery
University Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Larry W. Kraiss, M.D. is Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Utah. He is a graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California (BA: Science-Chemistry) and Baylor College of Medicine (M.D.). He took his general and vascular surgical training at the University of Washington in Seattle where he also spent three years in the vascular biology research laboratory of Dr. Alexander Clowes. He joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 1995 where he established an NIH-funded research laboratory studying translational control in endothelial cells and was named vascular surgery division chief in 2003. He was director of the vascular surgery fellowship program at the University of Utah from 2003-2012. He maintains a broad-based vascular surgery practice at the University of Utah.

Dr. Kraiss has twice received teaching awards from the University of Utah general surgery residents (2000 and 2006). He was named the 1997 Wylie Scholar in Academic Vascular Surgery by the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation and received the 1999 von Liebig Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Lifeline Foundation. He is a regular reviewer for research proposals submitted to the NIH, NASA, and the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). He serves as Chair of the SVS Research Council and Chair of the Quality Committee of the SVS Patient Safety Organization. In 2013 he became the President of Rocky Mountain Vascular Surgery Society.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Chief Resident University of Washington
Vascular Surgery
Chief Resident
Residency University of Washington
Surgery
Resident
Research Fellow University of Washington
Vascular Surgery and Biology
Senior Research Fellow
Professional Medical Baylor College of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Vanguard University of Southern California
Chemistry/Pre Med
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Schmid DI, Schwertz H, Jiang H, Campbell RA, Weyrich AS, McIntyre TM, Zimmerman GA, Kraiss LW (2013). Translational control of JunB, an AP-1 transcription factor, in activated human endothelial cells.LID - 10.1002/jcb.24493 [doi]. J Cell Biochem.
  2. Suckow BD, Kraiss LW, Stone DH, Schanzer A, Bertges DJ, Baril DT, Cronenwett JL, Goodney PP (2013). Comparison of graft patency, limb salvage, and antithrombotic therapy between prosthetic and autogenous below-knee bypass for critical limb ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg, 27(8), 1134-45.
  3. Kraiss LW, Conte MS, Geary RL, Kibbe M, Ozaki, CK (2013, Feb). Setting high-impact clinical research priorities for the Society for Vascular Surgery. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 57(2), 493-500.
  4. Rondina MT, Wanner N, Pendleton RC, Kraiss LW, Vinik R, Zimmerman GA, Heilbrun M, Hoffman JM, Morton KA (2012). A pilot study utilizing whole body 18 F-FDG-PET/CT as a comprehensive screening strategy for occult malignancy in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism. Thromb Res, 129(1), 22-7.
  5. Suckow BD, Goodney PP, Cambria RA, Bertges DJ, Eldrup-Jorgensen J, Indes JE, Schanzer A, Stone DH, Kraiss LW, Cronenwett JL (2012). Predicting functional status following amputation after lower extremity bypass. Ann Vasc Surg, 26(1), 67-78.
  6. Kauvar DS, Sarfati MR, Kraiss LW (2012). Intraoperative blood product resuscitation and mortality in ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. J Vasc Surg, 55(3), 688-92.
  7. Jiang H, Schwertz H, Schmid DI, Jones BB, Kriesel J, Martinez ML, Weyrich AS, Zimmerman GA, Kraiss LW (2012). Different mechanisms preserve translation of programmed cell death 8 and JunB in virus-infected endothelial cells. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, 32(4), 997-1004.
  8. Cronenwett JL, Kraiss LW, Cambria RP (2012). The society for vascular surgery vascular quality initiative. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 55(5), 1529-37.
  9. Rondina MT, Lam UT, Pendleton RC, Kraiss LW, Wanner N, Zimmerman GA, Hoffman JM, Hanrahan C, Boucher K, Christian PE, Butterfield RI, Morton KA (2012). (18)F-FDG PET in the evaluation of acuity of deep vein thrombosis. Clin Nucl Med, 37(12), 1139-45.
  10. Rondina MT, Lam UT, Pendleton RC, Kraiss LW, Wanner N, Zimmerman GA, Hoffman JM, Hanrahan C, Boucher K, Christian PE, Butterfield RI, Morton KA (12/01/2012). 18F-FDG PET in the Evaluation of Acuity of Deep Vein Thrombosis. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 37(12), 1139-45.
  11. Losordo DW, Kibbe MR, Mendelsohn F, Marston W, Driver VR, Sharafuddin M, Teodorescu V, Wiechmann BN, Thompson C, Kraiss L, Carman T, Dohad S, Huang P, Junge CE, Story K, Weistroffer T, Thorne TM, Millay M, Runyon JP, Schainfeld R (2012). A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study of Autologous CD34 + Cell Therapy for Critical Limb Ischemia20. Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions, 5(6), 821-30.
  12. Kauvar DS, Sarfati MR, Kraiss LW (2011). National trauma databank analysis of mortality and limb loss in isolated lower extremity vascular trauma. J Vasc Surg, 53(6), 1598-603.
  13. Schwertz H, Koster S, Kahr WH, Michetti N, Kraemer BF, Weitz DA, Blaylock RC, Kraiss LW, Greinacher A, Zimmerman GA, Weyrich AS (2010). Anucleate platelets generate progeny. Blood, 115(18), 3801-9.
  14. Shelgikar C, Mohebali J, Sarfati MR, Mueller MT, Kinikini DV, Kraiss LW (2010). A design modification to minimize tilting of an inferior vena cava filter does not deliver a clinical benefit. J Vasc Surg, 52(4), 920-4.
  15. Weyrich AS, Schwertz H, Kraiss LW, Zimmerman GA (2009). Protein synthesis by platelets: historical and new perspectives. J Thromb Haemost, 7(2), 241-6.
  16. Weyrich AS, Skalabrin EJ, Kraiss LW (2009). Targeting the inflammatory response in secondary stroke prevention: a role for combining aspirin and extended-release dipyridamole. Am J Ther, 16(2), 164-70.
  17. Underhill HR, Yuan C, Zhao XQ, Kraiss LW, Parker DL, Saam T, Chu B, Takaya N, Liu F, Polissar NL, Neradilek B, Raichlen JS, Cain VA, Waterton JC, Hamar W, Hatsukami TS (2008). Effect of rosuvastatin therapy on carotid plaque morphology and composition in moderately hypercholesterolemic patients: a high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging trial. Am Heart J, 155(3), 584.e1-8.
  18. Irwin C, Synn A, Kraiss L, Zhang Q, Griffen MM, Hunter GC (2008). Metalloproteinase expression in venous aneurysms. J Vasc Surg, 48(5), 1278-85.
  19. Oikawa M, Underhill H, Yuan C, Zhao X-Q, Kraiss LW, Parker DL, Saam T, Chu B, Takaya N, Liu F, Polissar N, Neradilek B, Raichlen J, Cain VA, Waterton JC, Hamar W, Hatsukami T (2008). Effect of rosuvastatin therapy on carotid plaque morphology and composition in moderately hypercholesterolemic patients: A high-resolution magnetic resonance trial. American Heart Journal.
  20. Galt SW, Kraiss LW, Sarfati MR (2003). Has the changing nature of vascular surgery adversely affected scholarly activity. J Vasc Surg, 38(1), 1-6.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Neveleff DJ, Kraiss LW, Schulman CS (2010). Implementing methods to improve perioperative hemostasis in the surgical and trauma settings. AORN J, United States, 92(5), S1-15.

Commentary

  1. Kraiss LW (2013). Commentary on "Aneurysms-Pooled data allow fine-tuning of AAA surveillance times". Vascular Specialist.
  2. Kraiss LW (03/01/2013). Commentary on "Good news for apixaban in recurrent VTE prevention". Vascular Specialist, 9, 15.
  3. Kraiss LW (Sep 2012). Commentary on "Databases May Provide False Picture of CEA/CAS". Vascular Specialist, 8(5), 11.
  4. Kraiss LW (11/30/2012). Commentary on "Hyponatremia Raised Death Risk After Elective Surgery". Vascular Specialist, 8(6), 15.
  5. Kraiss LW (January 2012). Commentary on "Is a Stand-Alone Venous Fellowship Worthwhile?". Vascular Specialist.
  6. Kraiss LW (March 2012). Commentary on "Local, Regional Anesthesia Surpass General for AAA EVAR". Vascular Specialist.
  7. Kraiss LW (2012). Commentary on "Medicare Hospital Fund Insolvent by 2024". Vascular Specialist.
  8. Kauvar DS, Kraiss LW (2011). Commentary on "advances in the endovascular management of acute injury". Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther, 23(1), 64-5.
  9. Kraiss LW (November 2011). Commentary on "Duplex ultrasound detects limbs at risk after EVAR". Vascular Specialist.
  10. Kraiss LW (08/15/2011). Commentary on "Pulmonary Embolism Risk Higher with Traumatic Chest Injury". Vascular Specialist.
  11. Brant-Zawadzki PB, Sarfati MR, Kraiss LW (February 2010). When temporary IVC filters become permanent. Endovascular Today.

Case Report

  1. Rodgers GM, Kraiss LW (2010). Severe post-operative immune-mediated coagulopathy associated with bovine thrombin exposure. Pharmacotherapy, 30, 319e-324e.

Editorial

  1. Henke PK, Brant-Zawadzki PB, Kraiss LW (2008). Basic research by vascular surgeons: why it is important and how to keep it going. J Vasc Surg, 47(4), 882-5.

Abstract

  1. Rondina MT, Pendleton RC, Wanner N, Kraiss LW, Hoffman J, Morton KA (2010). The utility of 18F-FGG-PET/CT for the diagnosis of occult malignancy in patients with acute, unprovoked venous thromboembolism [Abstract]. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol.
  2. Kraiss LW, Jiang H, Jones BB, Kriesel J, Schmid DI, Weyrich AS, Zimmerman GA (2008). Identification of messenger RNA species with internal ribosome entry sites in virally infected human endothelial cells [Abstract]. J Surg Res, 144.
  3. Brant-Zawadzki PB, Weyrich AS, Zimmerman GA, Kraiss LW (2008). Mechanisms other than acute hyperglycemia mediate endothelial cell activation in systemic inflammatory responses [Abstract]. J Surg Res, 144, 329-30.

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